International Journal of Social Science and Human Behavior Study
Author(s) : L N A CHANDANA JAYAWARDENA
Paddy cultivation is the livelihood of more than 1.8 million farm families in Sri Lanka. Study examined the sociodemographic factors contributing to the success of paddy farmers in the Dry Zone of Sri Lanka. Study analysed the socio-demographic covariates like gender, age, farming experience, and citizenship performance behaviour among farmers, their managing of emotions at work, and their occupational self-efficacy. Sixty three (63) paddy farmers (32 males, and 31 females) were selected for the study from the Polpithigama DS area based on stratified random sampling. Mann-Whitney test, Wilcoxon rank-sum test, Correlation, and Multinomial logistic regression tests were used for inferential analysis of data, along with descriptive analysis. Study found male farmers recording superior and significant differences with female farmers in many farming practices. There were no significant relationships of farmers’ occupational self efficacy with their age, gender, farming experience, citizenship performance behaviour, or their management of emotions at work.